Kousis and Vasquez Named on New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

April 12, 2012

Super Lawyers has named two Gallo Vitucci Klar LLP (“GVK”) attorneys, Kalliopi P. Kousis, Of Counsel; and Martha Vasquez, Associate, practicing out of GVK’s New Jersey office, to the New Jersey Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

The lists were included in the 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars magazine published in April 2012.

The Super Lawyers list includes only the top 5% of the lawyers in the state. To be selected as a Super Lawyer, an attorney must be nominated by a lawyer who has observed the candidate in action. Once a list of candidates is developed, each candidate is examined for “12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement — things like experience, verdicts and settlements, transactions, clients, honors and awards.” The candidates are then reviewed by a panel of their peers within their area of practice.

To be considered for the Rising Star accolade, attorneys must be nominated by other lawyers — opposing counsel, co-counsel or through firsthand courtroom observation. The list is comprised of the best attorneys who are 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list of rising stars.

Congratulations to both of GVK’s Super Lawyers for this well-deserved honor.